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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 548 pages of information about The Ancient Regime.
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INTRODUCTION1
9
THE ANCIENT REGIME9
PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR: 9
BOOK FIRST. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ANCIENT SOCIETY.13
CHAPTER I. THE ORIGIN OF PRIVILEGES.13
CHAPTER II.  THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.23
CHAPTER III.  LOCAL SERVICES DUE BY THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.36
CHAPTER IV.  PUBLIC SERVICES DUE BY THE PRIVILEGED CLASSES.65
III.  Influence of the Nobles..68
VI.  Latent Disorganization in France.83
BOOK SECOND.  MORALS AND CHARACTERS.88
CHAPTER I. MORAL PRINCIPLES UNDER THE ANCIENT REGIME.88
VI.  UPPER CLASS DISTRACTIONS.107
CHAPTER II.  DRAWING ROOM LIFE.[1]121
I.121
CHAPTER III.  DISADVANTAGES OF THIS DRAWING ROOM LIFE.151
I.151
BOOK THIRD.  THE SPIRIT AND THE DOCTRINE.162
CHAPTER I. SCIENTIFIC ACQUISITION.162
CHAPTER II.  THE CLASSIC SPIRIT, THE SECOND ELEMENT.174
CHAPTER III.  COMBINATION OF THE TWO ELEMENTS.193
III.  REASON AT WAR WITH ILLUSION.198
IV.  CASTING OUT THE RESIDUE OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE.201
V. THE DREAM OF A RETURN TO NATURE.203
VI.  THE ABOLITION OF SOCIETY.  ROUSSEAU.206
VII:  THE LOST CHILDREN.214
CHAPTER IV.  ORGANIZING THE FUTURE SOCIETY.217
II.  NAIVE CONVICTIONS219
V. SOCIAL CONTRACT, SUMMARY.232
BOOK FOURTH.  THE PROPAGATION OF THE DOCTRINE.235
CHAPTER I.235
IV.  THE MASTERS.241
CHAPTER II.  THE FRENCH PUBLIC.257
II.  CONDITIONS IN FRANCE.258
III.  FRENCH INDOLENCE.263
IV.  UNBELIEF.265
V. POLITICAL OPPOSITION.270
VI.  WELL-MEANING GOVERNMENT.273
CHAPTER III.  THE MIDDLE CLASS.282
BOOK FIFTH.  THE PEOPLE302
CHAPTER I. HARDSHIPS.302
II.  THE PEASANTS.308
III.  THE COUNTRYSIDE.311
IV.  THE PEASANT BECOMES LANDOWNER.314
CHAPTER II.  TAXATION THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF MISERY.319
II.  LOCAL CONDITIONS.320
III.  THE COMMON LABORER.322
IV.  COLLECTIONS AND SEIZURES.-323
V. INDIRECT TAXES.325
VI.  BURDENS AND EXEMPTIONS.329
VII.  MUNICIPAL TAXATION.333
VIII.  COMPLAINTS IN THE REGISTERS[72].335
CHAPTER III.  INTELLECTUAL STATE OF THE PEOPLE.340
I.340
II.343
III.344
IV.345
CHAPTER IV.  The Armed Forces.354
I.354
II.356
III.358
CHAPTER V. SUMMARY.361
II.363
END OF VOLUME NOTES: 365
END-NOTE 4: 374
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